Common Types of Therapy

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 11/24/2020.


This month’s Stronger Together topic is a continuation of our mental health conversations from October, but this month we are focusing on different types of treatment, including many types of therapy, support groups, and prescription medication. Have you tried any (or all) of these treatment modalities?


Today, we want to highlight 4 common types of therapy and treatment:


EMDR Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy Infographic. Full transcript available via google doc in post.

1. EMDR Therapy: Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing


EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to reprocess and lower the emotional charge of these traumatic memories. There are 5 steps to EMDR: Preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, and closure.

EMDR can also be performed with bilateral sound in lieu of visualization.


Transcript for EDMR Therapy infographic is available via google doc.


DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Infographic. Full transcript available via google doc in post.

2. DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy


DBT focuses on dialectics to embrace both change and acceptance in our “wise mind”. DBT teaches us 4 domains: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.


Transcript for DBT Therapy infographic is available via google doc.



CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Infographic. Full transcript available via google doc in post.

3. CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


CBT focuses on reframing our cognitive distortions to change how we feel and behave by utilizing our thoughts, emotions, AND actions.



Transcript for the CBT Therapy infographic is available via

google doc.



Mindfulness Therapy Infographic. Full transcript available via google doc in post.

4. Mindfulness Therapy


Mindfulness therapy focuses on the present moment and paying attention to our thoughts & feelings with openness and non-judgement. In mindfulness therapy, it helps to picture your thoughts as leaves floating down a stream, and to acknowledge each leaf but letting it continue to flow.


Transcript for the Mindfulness Therapy infographic is available via google doc.

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